Campbell Amos Neptune, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 1922
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Campbell Amos Neptune, Jr., 97, of Wooster, passed away peacefully October 1, 2019, at his residence under the care of Home Instead Senior Care and Comfort Keepers.

He was born August 19, 1922, in Parkersburg, WV, one of three children of the late Campbell Amos and Sue (Alleman) Neptune.

Amos graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1940. He attended the University of Cincinnati to study Aeronautical Engineering, but entered the Navy with the outbreak of WWII. From 1943–1946 he distinguished himself designing aircraft and working on top secret projects stateside achieving the rank of Lieutenant J.G. He resumed his studies at Cincinnati and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1947. 

That summer, Amos met the love of his life, Ohio Wesleyan grad Sarah “Sally” Ann Stevenson while both of their families were vacationing at Lakeside, Ohio. They were married in Norwalk, Ohio, on June 19, 1948. They were married 37 years and had five children together.

Amos worked for Curtis Wright in Dayton, the Shelby Spring Hinge Co. in Shelby, and for Rubbermaid, Inc., from 1961 to 1987 where he retired as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development.

Over the years, Amos served Wooster and the communities in which he lived in a number of ways. He is a past president of the Wooster Country Club, being instrumental in the expansion of the golf course. Amos was also a former board member of the Salvation Army helping it to acquire and build its current facility.  He was a volunteer of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club, and Person to Person driving people to doctor appointments.  He is a past member of the Shelby, Ohio, City Council.

Amos wanted to be known as a Christian and faithful follower of the Lord. He was always generous with his time, talents, and treasure and supported a number of ministries and individuals over the years. In his 58 years as a Wooster resident, Amos was active in five different area churches. For recreation he enjoyed golfing and, as a boy and in retirement, making and flying radio control model airplanes.

Amos will be greatly missed and is survived by his children: Sue (Bill) Fry, Steve (Sylvia) Neptune, Tom (Adelia) Neptune, Jane (Greg) Moore, Nancy (Kerry) Davis; grandchildren Haydee Everly, Cecilia (John) Dwyer, Clinton (Sara) Neptune, Ian (Nikki) Neptune, Joshua (Joy) Neptune, Thomas (Allison) Neptune, Stephanie (Jonathan) Middleton, Stephen (Ruth) Moore, Jessica (Chris) Gatton, Jonathan Davis, Jennifer Davis; and sixteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Amos was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sally and his sisters Virginia Lee Neptune and Frances LeMaster.

Friends will be received on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m at the Mcintire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham, & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with his son Pastor Steve Neptune officiating.  Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, Ohio 44691

Visitation: 

Sunday, October 13 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home

Service: 

10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the funeral home

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So sorry for your loss Tom

Amos was a role model for how to live a good Christian life. Amos did well for himself, his family, his friends, his Church, his community and his country. RIP Amos and God Bless- Jeannine and Roger Davis

Was SO sorry to hear about Amos passing. He was such a Wonderful man and SO very intelligent. I so much enjoyed our conversations. I miss him.

Dee,I am so sorry for your loss. May good memories help you through this difficult time.

I am very sorry to hear of Amos's passing. I met Amos when I worked for Comfort Keepers and he was a regular client for me. He became my friend the year I was with him. I loved his stories he would tell me of his late wife and the life they had lived together. He shared his belief in God with me and we spent many hours listening to sermons he had on CD's. I moved to Kansas after my year in Ohio. My husband and I now attend the Vineyard Church in North KC. When Amos learned I was moving he searched and found this church for us. He had a true belief in god and lived an amazing life. My condolences to his family on his passing.

I was sorry to see this today. I worked with him at Rubbermaid and he flew model planes with my brothers. He was a humble man and easy to like. His service to Wooster is so admirable. He lived the good life, and may he rest in peace with his creator. Blessings to your whole family.

So very sorry for the loss of your dad. It sounds like he was just wonderful and lived a long, satisfying life. He is now in the presence of his King. We are praying for you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

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